Kavi Sachar, MD

Specialties Elbow, Hand & Wrist
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Medical School: Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute/Albany; Medical College 6 year medical program
Residency: Brown University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center
Board Certification: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery 1999-Present; Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery 2000-Present.


Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

Specializing in disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow; focusing on returning athletes and non athletes to function as soon as possible

  • Member American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
  • Member American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Consultant US Ski and Snowboard Team
  • Consultant Colorado Avalanche
Specific areas of clinical expertise:
  • Fractures of the distal radius
  • Skiers thumb with Internal Brace technique
  • Thumb Carpometacarpal (CMC) arthritis with suspensionplasty and Speed Spiral technique
  • TFCC repair and reconstruction
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and compression neuropathies
  • Trigger finger and tendonitis
  • Lateral and medial epicondylitis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for upper extremity disorders
  • Nerve injuries and nerve reconstruction
  • Scaphoid fractures and scaphoid nonunion
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Complex fractures and reconstruction of the elbow
  • Elbow replacement arthroplasty
  • Scapholunate ligament reconstruction with Internal Brace technique
Dr. Kavi Sachar is a nationally known orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. As a physician at The Steadman Clinic, Dr. Kavi Sachar focuses on restoring function through innovative open and arthroscopic techniques.

As a hand, wrist and elbow specialist, Dr. Kavi Sachar has treated athletes from the NFL, NHL, and NBA. He has treated professional mountain bikers, skiers, snowboarders, and elite adventure athletes. As a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Sachar is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the Carpe Diem Hand Club and Rocky Mountain Hand Society.

He has maintained a lifelong passion for learning and teaching. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery starting in 1999. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of OrthopaedicTechniques and has been a reviewer for the journal Current Orthopedic Practice since 2009. He has been an examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2010. Dr. Sachar has been the director of the successful Doctors Demystify Teaching Symposium for over 10 years. Dr. Sachar served on the State of Colorado Cumulative Trauma Task Force Committee in 2009. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society and the Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society. Dr. Sachar has had numerous publications in peer review journals and books. He lectures both locally and nationally. He has lectured at national meetings such as the Hand Society (ASSH) annual meeting and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting. Dr. Sachar enjoys all aspects of Hand and Elbow surgery but has special interests in elbow arthritis, elbow ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, compressive nerve syndromes, distal radius fractures, work related injuries, sports related injuries, and trauma.

Prior to joining The Steadman Clinic, Dr. Sachar had a successful practice with Hand Surgery Associates in Denver since 1997, where he specialized in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow. It was a combination of The Steadman Clinic’s reputation and an opportunity for a new challenge that led Dr. Sachar to join one of the most prestigious institutions in the country. He moved to the Denver area in 1997 after completing a fellowship at the Indiana Hand Center in Indianapolis, under the direction of Dr. James Strickland.

Dr. Sachar completed his undergraduate studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, and earned his medical degree at Albany (NY) Medical College through a vigorous combined six-year medical program. He completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at Brown University School of Medicine from 1990-96.

"The hand is the most intricate anatomy in the human body, so that’s a big part of why I went into hand, wrist and elbow surgery. From microsurgery to complex fractures, I have a keen interest in taking care of reconstructive challenges. One of the things I have always prided myself on is that I like the idea of lifelong learning. Part of what I love about medicine and what made me want to be a doctor is that I am constantly learning. Every single day I am improving and developing new techniques, new procedures and staying on the cutting edge of the wave of medicine that keeps changing. You learn and improve every day because the technology and our understanding of it changes every day."

Dr. Sachar is a dedicated outdoor athlete. He is a skier, biker, hiker, and CrossFit athlete. He has completed the Triple Bypass, Ride the Rockies the Firecracker 50, and numerous other bike races. He has completed 3 marathons and the Tough MUDder. He is always looking for the next challenge that Colorado has to offer.

For more information on Dr. Sachar, visit his website.